The Longest Straw

The Longest Straw

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, director Samantha Bode and crew will spend seventy days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, including the Mono Extension.As they trek, they will speak with historians, community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles. The Longest Straw is a film which draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. California is currently suffering the worst drought the state has seen since record-keeping began over a century ago. Los Angeles is one of the top cities in America for water conservation, yet statewide outdoor watering restrictions and two declarations of drought emergency by Governor Brown go unnoticed by many Angelenos. Swimming pools are brimming, driveways are power washed, and automobiles sparkle in the Southern California sun while 28 communities in the state are at risk of going dry, and three of its largest reservoirs are only at 30 percent capacity. The Longest Straw aims to heighten Angelenos' awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond, and the only way to a sustainable water future is through more local water sources.

Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
History, Adventure, Documentary
Samantha Bode
Angela Jorgensen, Samantha Bode
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about history «The Longest Straw» (16)

Jack Gonzalez avatar
Jack Gonzalez

Great movie. I think I'm going to watch again right now.

Christopher Gordon avatar
Christopher Gordon

Amazing exercise of stunning colour, isn't just a History, it's a accomplishment, and is by far this year's best film.

Jack S. avatar
Jack S.

The greatest History film I have ever seen. A Masterpiece of film-making.

Diana Olson avatar
Diana Olson

It is very fantastic movie. Recommend you all to see it!

Crystal avatar

I absolutely love this movie! When you get the urge, watch this movie instead, it will be worth it!

Karen avatar

It's a blast! Magnificent! I generally adored this movie! It is awesome.

Amanda Morgan avatar
Amanda Morgan

Very well done. Good casting, photography and plot

Kelly Simmons avatar
Kelly Simmons

The best movie I've seen in a long long time. Beautifully written and executed. Seriously. Amazing.

Cheryl A. avatar
Cheryl A.

I haven't enjoyed a movie this much in a long time! Definitely recommend

Elizabeth Hanson avatar
Elizabeth Hanson

This is an amazing movie, with believable characters, adventure, and wonderful scenery.